Family Activities at Queens County Farm Museum

By 3/28/2023 11:01:00 AM

For 2023, The Queens County Farm Museum, NYC’s only continuous and oldest working farm, has lots of family friendly activities including Egg Hunts, Sheep Shearing, Carnivals & More.

Family Activities at Queens County Farm Museum

Kicking off the egg-citing slate of events is the Backyard Egg Hunt happening on April 2st and April 8th where families can hop on over to the most celebrated egg hunt in New York City for outdoor games, a farm-wide scavenger hunt and pose for photos with Whiskers the Bunny.

In addition to the Barnyard Egg Hunt, other Springtime events happening at Queens County Farm Museum include the Apple Blossom Carnival on April 22-30 and the famous Sheep Shearing Festival, where visitors will have an un-bahhhh-lievable time watching the farm’s sheep get a spring haircut along with other fun activities.

Queens County Farm Museum Events

Barnyard Egg Hunt (April 2, 8) Tickets: $15

Hop over to the most celebrated egg hunt in Queens! Whiskers the Bunny will be ready for family photo ops and children can enjoy Bunny Hop dancing and outdoor games. Enjoy a farm-wide scavenger hunt and egg-cellent local food vendors at this jam-packed springtime tradition.

Apple Blossom Carnival (April 22-30) Tickets: $25

With Spring in full fling, visitors can enjoy carnival rides, hayrides, games and local food and drink while paying a visit to the farm’s array of friendly animals.

Sheep Shearing Festival (May 13) Tickets: $12-$15

The only event of its kind in NYC, guests will get to watch the farm’s sheep get their much-needed spring haircuts. Enjoy spinning, weaving, and knitting presentations, farmer-led tours, kids crafts, live music, local food and drink, historic cooking demos. Shop for local yarn made from the farm’s wool, and pick up seedlings for your home garden at the Plant Sale.

Celebrate the Strawberry Moon (June 3) Tickets: $40

Take in the beauty of the growing fields at this sunset guided tour. The one-of-a-kind evening outing features June’s ripened berries and wine pairings as the full strawberry moon rises in the sky.

44th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow (July 28-30) Tickets: $12-$36

Celebrate American Indian Culture through music, dance, and traditional crafts and cuisine. This spectacular 3-day powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions presented by over forty Nations. Don’t miss the open-air market of authentic art, crafts, apparel, jewelry and food.

40th Annual Queens County Fair (September 8-10) Tickets: $15-$70

This traditional agricultural fair boasts live music, interactive performances, hayrides, local food and drink, carnival rides and games, community vendors, a three-acre corn maze, Blue Ribbon competitions in produce, arts & crafts, and more!

Amazing Maize Maze (September 15-October 28) and Maze by Moonlight (Evenings, October 7, 14, 21, 27)

Last year, visitors lost themselves in a corn maze inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Ram’s Head Blue Morning Glory. What will be in store for this year? The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and navigating your way to Victory Bridge, where the stunning vista of this 3-acre living labyrinth is revealed. Tickets: $12-$16. For an added challenge, grab a flashlight and wander through the corn under the night sky at Maze by Moonlight. Tickets: $14-$18.

Halloween on the Farm (October 29) Tickets: $20

It’s a monster mash! Wear your costume to the farm for this Halloween spooktacular for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy trick-or-treating, a live DJ dance party, the spooky farmhouse, hayrides, and the Amazing Maize Maze. Pick a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch and treat yourself to apple cider donuts.

Harvest Dance Celebration (November 12) Tickets: $12-$17

November is National American Indian Heritage Month; celebrate American Indian Culture through music and dance to give thanks for the bountiful harvest. Harvest Dance Celebration showcases a variety of Native American dances outdoors at Queens Farm performed by representatives of ten Indian Nations. Find authentic cuisine and handcraft at the Native American Craft & Food Market.

The Gift of the Magi (December 16) FREE

To enrich the holiday season, attend this special outdoor reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Story time takes place in the farm’s 3-acre pasture. First published in 1905, The Gift of the Magi tells the story of struggling newlyweds so eager to give each other a Christmas gift that each sells the one thing the other holds most dear. Free program.

Queens Farm offers free admission 354 days out of the year, annual public events, also a wide variety of Public Education Programs with the support of their Health & Wellness Partner, Northwell Health.

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